Exclusive opportunities for Phi Sigma Iota members

A reminder from the Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society that, as a member, you have exclusive access to opportunities such as these:

    • Showcase short pieces of your work that feature your language learning in the official publication of PSI, The Forum.  This may be, for example, a narrative piece about an experience abroad, a poem, or a news item about a cultural event in your area. A sample and information on submission can be found at The Forum. The deadline for inclusion in the next issue is December 1, 2017.
    • PSI offers a scholarship to further language learning. The Scholarship application deadline is March 30, 2018.

To learn about the full range of membership benefits, please visit the PSI Member Resources page.

Work in Ecuador as a volunteer with Sustainable Roots

Volunteers work in two areas, education and environment. Educational volunteers teach English in the elementary school and run after school classes (creative and English) for all ages in the community. Environmental volunteers take care of gardens, an aquaponics system and participate in a reforestation project.  They run workshops with community members about these topics. All volunteers participate in community work days called “mingas” throughout their stays.


For more information, take a look at the website: sustainable-roots.org.

2018 Ukraine-Moldova EL Travel Seminar Information Session: 10/17

2018 Ukraine-Moldova EL Travel Seminar Information Session: 10/17

Germany and Poland (Reduced Cost) Spring Break EL Seminar Information Session: 10/17

Germany and Poland (Reduced Cost) Spring Break EL Seminar Information Session: 10/17

Teach English in France! Apply now for 2018-19.

Are you ready to expand your horizons and share your
language and culture with French students? The Teaching Assistant Program in
France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to
French students of all ages. Each year, nearly 1,200 American citizens and
permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan
France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique
and Réunion.

Assistants are assigned a 12-hour per week teaching schedule that may be divided
among up to three schools. Classes are conducted in English. The teaching
assistant may conduct all or part of a class, typically leading conversations in
English. Duties may include serving as a resource person in conversation groups,
providing small group tutorials, and giving talks related to American studies in
English classes. Assignments vary depending on
abilities, and the educational level to which he or she is assigned (elementary or


  • CITIZENSHIP: Must have U.S citizenship or permanent residency (with valid green
    card). French nationals and French-American dual citizens are not eligible to apply.
  • AGE: Must be between 20 and 35 years old on the start date of the program (October
    1, 2018).
  • EDUCATION: Must have completed at least three years of higher education by
    October 1, 2018.
  • BACKGROUND: Must have completed the majority of your elementary, secondary
    and university studies in the United States.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be proficient in French. French majors and minors are
    encouraged. Applicants who do not have a major or minor in French may apply if they
    have at least a basic proficiency (~3 semesters) in French and/or have lived abroad in
    a Francophone country.


The application for the 2018-2019 program is available here.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

Questions? Visit the website.

E-mail: assistant.washington-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Salary Level:

780 euros net per month plus health insurance coverage

Reading by 2017 German Writer-in-Residence, Anna Katharina Hahn – 10/18

The Max Kade Gesellschaft and Department of Modern & Classical Languages are honored to present “Readings in English and German” by the 2017 Allegheny College German Writer-in-Residence, Anna Katharina Hahn, on Wednesday, October 18 at 6:00 pm in the lobby of the Max Kade International Wing of North Village C.  The program will be followed by a reception for Ms. Hahn, where hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

The works of Anna Katharina Hahn include the collection of stories Kavaliersdelikt (Petty Crime), for which she was awarded the Clemens Brentano Prize in 2005, and Am Schwarzen Berg (The Neighbours) in 2012. In 2010, Anna Katharina Hahn was awarded the Heimito von Doderer Literary Award. Her novel Kürzere Tage (Shorter Days), was longlisted for the German Book Prize in 2009; the English translation by Anne Posten was published by Frisch & Co. in 2016. Just days ago, she was honored with appointment as Stadtschreiber (City Poet) of Mainz for 2018-19. She lives with her family in Stuttgart.

The Allegheny Writer-in-Residence program is made possible by the generous support of the Max Kade Foundation.

View the event flyer here.

EL Travel Seminar to Nicaragua Information Session: 10/4

EL Travel Seminar to Nicaragua Information Session: 10/4

Language Students: Employers want to meet YOU at the Western PACS Job Fair!

Employers want to meet YOU at the WestPACS Job and Internship FairWednesday, October 11, 10 am – 3 pm at the Monroeville Convention Center.

It’s the largest job fair in the region with 150 employers expected.

Pre-register today for FREE at www.westpacs.org.

Career Education provides transportation for $10. Sign-up by 4 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017, in The Gateway.

Employers interested in Liberal Arts students include:

Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

CF Real Estate Services

Chesterfield County Police Department

ChildCare Careers

Combined Insurance Company of America

Compunetix, Inc.


First National Bank

Lash Group

Montgomery County Police

Prudential Advisors

Reliance First Capital

South University

UniFirst Corporation

United States Marine Corps

Humanity in Action Fellowship – Apply now for Summer 2018

Here is a great summer opportunity open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and 2016 & 2017 graduates!
If you are interested in human rights work, international affairs and/or community organizing, this would be a fantastic experience for you.  Apply soon…it is very competitive.
John Rooney, a 2014 AC grad, was awarded a fellowship in 2015.  Click here to read about his experience. 


Feel free to ask Professor Brian Harward or Patrick Jackson for advice on applying or for more information.


Nicaragua Experiential Learning Program – Info session 10/4/17



View the official flyer for an overview of the program, which includes a 14-day working immersion experience in Nicaragua, and details on the upcoming information sessions.